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I have a new Epson Work Force 30 Ink Jet printer. Regardless of the text that it is printing, it prints horizontal lines through the text for the entire length of the 8.5x11 page. Is their a fix? What else do you need to know to be of assistance?

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Hi

Run a cleaning page through it, from the printer control pannel in windows if that fails try running the printer head alignment program. Check in your printer manual, you should find instructions on both in there. Manually remove the print head and then rub the print head in a plain paper with isopropyl alcohol until ink flows. Return the ink cartridge into the printer and run the print nozzle for 2-3 times.

Confirm that the head cleanings were done using the most effective method listed below.

Select Hard Drive > Applications > Utilities. Open the Print Center. Proceed to Step 2.


Highlight your printer in the list and then select the Utility icon at the top of the window or choose the Printer Utility in the Printers menu.

Select Nozzle Check > Next.

Examine the pattern that has printed. Each staggered horizontal line and straight vertical line should be complete and matching the pattern viewed on your screen labeled Good.

If all the lines do not meet then you must clean the printheads by clicking Clean. Click Finish if the nozzle check pattern has no gaps.

After the printer has finished cleaning, click on Confirmation. Another nozzle check pattern will now be printed. If it is solid without any gaps, click on Finish. Otherwise, click Clean. Perform this step up to two more times, if necessary.

If the situation continues after three cleaning cycles and nozzle checks, replace one of the affected ink cartridge(s).

Once the cartridge(s) has been replaced, please follow steps one through six up to three times.

If the nozzle check still has gaps after you have run at least 3 consecutive cleaning cycles and replaced the affected ink cartridge(s) with genuine Epson inks, your printer will require service.


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